Understanding genetic risk factors for reproductive disease

This Earmarked Scholarship project is aligned with a recently awarded Category 1 research grant. It offers you the opportunity to work with leading researchers and contribute to large projects of national significance.

Supervisor - Professor Grant Montgomeryg.montgomery1@uq.edu.au

There is an unmet need for improved treatment for common disease affecting women's health. We have found genetic risk factors for these conditions and the next step is translation of the results to improve patient outcomes. The aim of this research are to understand the overlap in risk factors for related disease, characterise specific risk factors, and to determine if subtypes exist for some diseases that could lead to more effective and personalised treatments.

Preferred educational background

Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the applicant's previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards, and employment history.

A working knowledge of genetic engineering and CRISPR technology Cell culture and organoid culture techniques would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the field(s) of genetics and the potential for scholastic success.

A background or knowledge of reproduction is highly desirable.

*The successful candidate must commence by Research Quarter 1, 2024. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date. International applicants may need to apply much earlier for visa reasons.

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